Senior Buyer

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North West England | Ref: BBBH29966

Negotiable

Senior Buyer

North West

Role Profile

Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to appoint a Senior Buyer to join their growing head office team based in the North West. You must have the ability to forge strong working relationships with existing and new suppliers globally. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and hardworking individual with experience in a similar role, to join a fast-growing retailer offering development opportunities, and to be part of a dynamic team.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiating contracts, improving prices and terms of business with suppliers and reviewing these regularly to make operational and financial improvements
  • Building and managing relationships with current suppliers, maintaining regular communication, whilst also seeking out new suppliers to meet demand
  • Developing a supplier strategy, minimising risk to the business
  • Keeping ahead of market trends, availability, and competitor strategies
  • Making quick commercial decisions to ensure operations are not delayed by stock shortages
  • Providing constructive feedback to our suppliers
  • Supplier and product compliance
  • Working in collaboration with the Commercial Team to communicate any supply problems or risks that may impact on business operations

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Retail buying experience is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confident with the ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Analytical and numerical with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to forge and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work cross-functionally with others in the wider business
  • Strong commercial awareness

Client information

Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to expand their growing head office team based in the North West

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